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The long wait and after
For the second time in less than two months, the government has reduced the retail prices of petrol and diesel, and the margin is the same as on the previous occasion — Rs.5 and Rs.2 a litre respectively. The price of cooking gas, which ...
Breathe easier, live longer
The injurious effects of polluted air on health have long been recognised but new evidence shows that improved air quality actually raises life expectancy. A study of 51 metropolitan areas in the United States reported in the New ...
Leader Page Articles
Manmohan Singh’s political future
By Harish Khare
At this uncertain juncture, with the 15th general election just weeks away, the Congress party faces an interesting question: when a re-vitalised Manmnohan Singh is sent home from hospital, who will be the party’s prime ministerial candidate?
A question of independence
By Aparna Ravi
The rules on director independence, like most other corporate governance rules, are about process and disclosure rather than about prescribing ways for a board to run a company.
Latin America re-born
By Seumas Milne
The seeds of today’s Latin American rebirth were sown half a century ago in Cuba, but it is also more directly rooted in the region’s disastrous experience of neo-liberalism, first implemented by the bloody Pinochet regime in the 1970s.
More action, less rhetoric
By Simon Tisdall
Obama’s Iran move, like other foreign policy shifts, will be judged by results, not intentions.
Obama administration learning to listen
By Maria Appakova
The U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, has begun his first tour of the region. His itinerary includes Israel and Ramallah, the administrative capital of Palestine, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas. It also includes ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * An item “111-year-old reptile sires eleven offspring” (“Snapshots – Science & Technology” page, January 29, 2009) said that the Tuatara, a New Zealand reptile, and his mate, 70-80 years old, have laid 12 ...
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